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Chris Cillizza's Morning Fix analyzes new Gallup data showing that Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting in midterm elections this fall. The "enthusiasm question" has previously predicted which party will fare better during midterms.

Ezra Klein's Wonkbook notes the Washington Post's report that Obama and the EPA want to resurrect the Superfund tax on oil and gas companies to fund clean-up of environmental disaster sites.

Mike Allen's Playbook quotes from a New Yorker profile of Mike Huckabee that sets the Fox News host up as potentially the most viable Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election:

Steve Schmidt told me, "Really, there's three primaries within the Republican primary. There's the primary that's the evangelical wing of the Party, there's the establishment primary, and there's usually a maverick of an insurgent category. Whoever occupies two out of the three is the nominee." It would not take a packaging genius to put Huckabee out as an evangelical insurgent.

The Daily Beast's Cheat Sheet points to an Associated Press story about the unprecedented number of Indian-Americans running for office. Nikki Haley is the most high-profile of this group, but at least seven other Indian-Americans are running for Congress or statewide office in November.

ABC's The Note links to the New York Times' report yesterday that Israel's decision to ease the Gaza blockade has drawn praise from the Obama administration. The President will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 6. 

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